Krae Glas is a medieval and renaissance recreation group that holds events in the southeast of Melbourne, Australia.
It is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a re-enactment society with branches worldwide. For an idea of what the SCA is all about, read a newcomer to Krae Glas’s story, or visit www.scademo.com.
If you want to find out more about us, have a read of our newsletter, the Blue Strand, or join our google group and say hello! Of course you can also come along to one of our regular events or meetings.
If you want more information on some of the activities of our group, we are trying to make it easy for you to access them.
- Martial Activities including armoured combat, rapier combat, cut & thrust Renaissance swordsmanship, equestrian and archery
Recently Krae Glas hosted 12th Night. The coronation was covered by The Age newspaper, with a photogallery. You can view the article here.
These are held in medieval costume. If you don’t have any medieval garb, we can loan you some. Krae Glas events are usually child friendly, as many of the members have young children.
- 25th May – The Axe and Sword Inn opens its doors once again! An event held at Thorgrim the Dwarfs infamous Inn, where there will be a pot luck feast in the evening and an afternoon of fighting, and crafting. Starting at 1:00pm. Contact Leif Magnusson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
- Winter muster – in July we will be holding our Winter muster at Hastings. An afternoon of period board games, and of course fighting and archery. Date to be confirmed.
- Baronial anniversary – details to be announced, but look forward to a French themed tourney and High feast in the evening. Coming late August
Crafthall is held on the second Saturday of the month at the 7th Doveton Scout groups hall in Doveton.
The hall opens from midday, is a nice big space with tressle tables/chairs available as well as having an open fireplace and a small kitchenette for making lunches. Activities have included – tent making, calligraphy, book binding, armour repairs, gonfolon painting. Kids are welcome!
Check the calendar for details.
St. Monica’s medieval acitivies
Friday evenings the College of St. Monica (Monash University) hosts a range of medieval activities, starting at 6pm, Held in the C1 lecture theater foyer at Monash University, Make sure to check the calendar for details.
Every second fortnight of the month, a regular training session is held at the Doveton Scouthall, starting at 8:15pm until we go home.
Also, on Thursday nights from 7:45pm there is regularly scheduled Rapier training, held at Fairhills High School, 330 Scoresby Road, Knoxfield.
Check the calendar for details.
These are regular monthly meetings of people from all over Melbourne. If you want to know how to make something, turn up to the appropriate meeting and ask for pointers. Unlike the guilds of medieval times, the people you find at these meetings will fall over themselves to tell you about a topic.
- Broiderers and Taylors Guild – making clothing
- Cooks Guild
- Scribes Guild – calligraphy and illumination
- Painters Guild
- Herb and Garden Guild
Check the calendar for times and locations.
The College of St. Monica is a branch of the SCA associated with Monash University. Many members of Krae Glas joined the SCA via St. Monica. The college has regular weekly activites on Friday evenings.
Other medieval and renaissance re-enactment groups in Melbourne
Society for Creative Anachronism
The Barony of Stormhold in central, western and northern Melbourne
The Canton of Cairn Fell around Ballarat and Bendigo
College of St. Monica at Monash University
College of St. Bartholemew at Melbourne University